Amy Adams to Lead Graham Moore’s Legal Drama “The Holdout”

Amy Adams at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in 2018
Amy Adams at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in 2018. Photo by Owen Kolasinski/BFA/REX/Shutterstock (9448708fp)

It’s already been five years since Amy Adams led HBO’s hit series Sharp Objects, and she’s gearing up for another foray into the world of television. The six-time Oscar nominee landed the lead role in the upcoming legal drama The Holdout, which she’ll also executive produce.

Based on Graham Moore’s novel of the same name, The Holdout will center on a woman who finds herself playing multiple roles in a complex murder mystery—juror, attorney, investigator, and suspect—and here’s what it has in store, according to its official synopsis:

“Ten years after Maya Seale turns the tide in a hugely controversial verdict, a fellow juror is found dead in her hotel room, all evidence points to her. Now, she must prove her own innocence – by getting to the bottom of a case that is far from closed.”

The Holdout was written by The Imitation Game’s Graham Moore, and the team of its executive producers includes Adams, Stacy O’Neil, and Kate Clifford through Bond Group Entertainment, along with Drew Comins of Creative Engine Entertainment.

Adams played her first major lead TV role in HBO’s Sharp Objects in 2018, which earned her an Emmy nomination. She then went on to star in the psychological thriller The Woman in the Window and musicals Dear Evan Hansen and Disenchanted.